Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i on Tuesday made an impromptu visit to Kathiani Boys and Girls schools where he was left shocked by the sorry state of the student’s dormitories.
The CS expressed dismay and disgust over the crammed dirty hostels and toilets of Kathiani Boys School.
He said it is wrong for the institution to be in such a deplorable condition even after receiving a capitation of over Sh13 million.
The CS questioned the school’s administration decision to buy a Sh 10 Million school bus instead of improving the living conditions of the students.
“I cannot believe that the management and Principal of this school have settled on buying a bus worth more than Sh10 million and let the students sleep in such poor states, I am literally fighting to hold back tears,” he said.
“I would want you as the Principal to imagine this being your home. I do not think you would settle for buying a bus while your children sleep in such an environment,” he added.
The CS made the surprise visit while on his way to launch the Digital Learning Programme at Isooni Primary School in the area.
At Kathiani Girls High School, the CS said that students should not share textbooks.
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